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Ralph Fedor

Waite Park 56387
United States, MN

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Call data

Last update:2023-09-20 17:05:55
Continent:NA
Views:1511
Main prefix:K
Class:Extra
Federal state:MN
Latitude:45.5141211
Longitude:-94.2335773
Locator:EN25VM
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:230212

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2023-09-20 17:02:28
eQSL QSL:no
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES

Biography

I've been a ham since 1962 and enjoy many aspects of ham radio. My heart is in DX'ing, doing DXpeditions, and (when I have time) contesting. I'm married with four grown children and ten grandchildren.

My travels have taken me to, South Sandwich (twice), Peter I Island (twice), Easter Island, Heard Island, Reunion Island, Kerguelen Island, Desecheo, Malpelo, Saba, Navassa, Bhutan, the South Orkneys, Amsterdam Island, and multiple stops in between.

In January of 2018 my team and I attempted a DXpedition to Bouvet Island. We didn't make it.
We encountered nothing unexpected at the island and were fully prepared for the DXpedition. But a combination of human errors and bad judgements, along with multiple failures of our ship, including engine failure, forced us to abort the mission. After 31 days at sea in a crippled ship, we limped into Cape Town, South Africa and then made our way to our various homes. This was a huge disappointment for me.

In 2019 I planned a DXpedition to Pitcairn Island. I became very ill just before departure and was unable to go. But my team did a tremendous job. I hope you enjoyed a QSO with them.

I love this hobby, especially DX'ing and DXpeditions. Thank you, everyone, for the on the air and off the air friendships we have forged. You can view some of my DXpedition photos on my QRZ.com page.

See you in the pile ups.

Ralph - K0IR

Equipment

I am currently running a Flex station with a 6700, Maestro, and PGXL. The antennas consist of 7/7 on 10, 6/6 on 15, 6/6 on 20, 4-elements on 40, a wire 4-square on 80, and a 1/4 wave wire vertical on 160.

On the WARC bands I have 3-elements on 30, 5-elements on 17 and 4-elements on 12.

On 6 meters I have a 9-el beam.

However, in my northern location, all this aluminum sometimes does not help too much -- hi.

20 Sept. 2023: I am moving my station, so for a while from my home QTH I will have only 15 meters. Hopefully next year I will have all my towers and antennas back up again. It will be a very big job.

73 --
Ralph - K0IR

  

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